You woke up this morning, took a bath, dressed up and looked in the mirror to find out how you looked. This is a routine thing as everyone wants to look good. No matter how late you are for whatever appointment you have, you would definitely make sure to take a look at yourself in the mirror before you step out. We do this so that no matter where we are, we have an idea of how we look.
As humans, our appearance is important to our self-esteem. We want to appear well made-up to other people. Peopleís perception of us matters to us. As Christians, Godís perception of us must matter most of all. When God looks at you, does he smile, frown or cry?
How would you know how God sees you? Simply read His Word. The Word of God is like a mirror that reflects our lives to see if they are in the state that pleases God. The same way we would never leave our homes without taking a look at ourselves in the mirror, letís make it a point never to go to work or class without taking a look at our heart in the mirror of Godís word. I know sometimes things happen and we wake up late and everything is done in a rush. But letís make sure at least to do it before the day ends. Practice they say makes perfect.
Godís Word should be more than a devotional to us. It should be like a business plan, an itinerary. It is bread and water for the spirit and soul. The same way it is important to take breakfast as it is healthy for the body, so should we feed our spirits so they donít get starved.
Although we sometimes rush with our make-up in front the mirror, we shouldnít do same with the reading of Godís word. Read the Word diligently and prayerfully. Take careful note of all punctuations because misreading it leads to misinterpretation. Apply the Bible to yourself and apply yourself to the Bible. Are you living according to Godís Word or are you drifting off? If you are, itís not too late to get back on track. You wouldnít even know that you are drifting off if you donít read the Word regularly; the same way you wouldnít know if your make-up is going well till you look into the mirror.
If you can remember to take a look at yourself in the mirror every morning, then please donít forget to take a look at the state of our heart to know it is in the right condition.
Have you taken a look at your heart today?
your work is very good, and very true.
I usually always read my bible first thing in the morning, pray the last thing at night, but we've been so busy lately I forgot today. Thanks for the reminder!
Thank you for your comment on my poem, Pieces of Promises, it is the first time I've ever let anyone see one of my poems except my mother. I wasn't sure it was even very good. But I wanted to try. It's an honor to get a compliment from you!